California man arraigned on rape charges


Ryder Chilcoff, 21, of Villa Park, California, was arraigned in the Eastern Hampshire District Court, today, Jan. 30, 2018, on three counts of rape in connection with an incident alleged to have occurred in a University of Massachusetts-Amherst residence hall on Dec. 9, 2017.

Chilcoff was ordered held on $7,500 cash bail. Conditions of his release include that he surrender his passport and not try to replace it, abide by all University of Massachusetts rules, have no contact with the alleged victim and sign a waiver of rendition.

He is due to return to court on March 1, 2018.